Adolescent Medicine

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Our Adolescent Medicine team is specially trained in the care of children ages 10 to 17. They’re uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat any health concerns related to puberty. It means they know just how to speak and listen to your child.

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Common Conditions We See
  • Menstrual cycle problems (irregular, absent, painful, or excessive menstruation)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Contraception
  • Menstrual suppression for the management of chronic disease
  • Breast disorders
  • Scrotal/testicular disorders
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Vaginal and penile discharge

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington

1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200

What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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The Adolescent Medicine team at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is specially trained in the care of children ages 10 to 17.

Services We Provide
  • Pap smears/pelvic exams: specializing in expert first-time exams
  • Family planning: abstinence and contraceptive counseling
  • Pregnancy testing, diagnosis, and subsequent referrals for services
  • Sexuality education
  • Comprehensive camp, school, sports and pre-college check-ups
  • Smoking cessation: counseling and treatment
  • Screening evaluations for substance abuse
  • Primary Care
  • Rapid HIV testing with results in just 20 minutes

When it comes to treatment, we work closely with Nemours pediatric specialists from other areas (such as Behavioral Health and Nutrition for a child with an eating disorder), as well as with you, the parent, to make sure your child gets the personalized care he or she deserves.

When It's Time to Transition to Adult Care

We also offer guidance about transitioning your teen’s health care to adult caregivers when the time comes.